A special Elf, open mics and an invite for cheery writers

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Here are some highlights for Wednesday, Dec. 17: 

FILM/BENEFIT | Tonight at The Bing, the Inlander brings you a special screening of Elf, a most excellent holiday flick. All proceeds go to Catholic Charities Spokane, so head on down! 

MUSIC EVENTS & CONCERTS | in Coeur d'Alene Wednesday, the Northwest Sacred Music Chorale Christmas Concert is going down at the Kroc Center, so if you've yet to hear your fill of holiday tunes, here's a great chance. 

KARAOKE/OPEN MIC | It's a little bit of a scene at the Garland Avenue Drinkery when DJ Scratch N Smith hosts an open mic night. You can make it your scene with your best take on Al Green or Bon Jovi. On second thought — please don't do Bon Jovi.  

WORDS | All local writers and aspiring wordsmiths are invited to join the festivities at the annual Inland Northwest Writers Guild Christmas party Wednesday at Auntie's. Have some punch, hear some prose or poetry. Not a bad way to spend the evening, even for anti-social writer types.